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Dreieich Nordpark

MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG

Two leading German crowdinvesting companies specializing in real estate plan to merge, to create a new digital platform which they claim will give them a market share in the growing segment of about 85%. Read more

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Retail Centre

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Investment gap between retail parks and shopping centres widens. Read more

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Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Bayrische Versorgungskammer

Asset and property manager GPEP, acting for an investment fund managed by Universal-Investment on behalf of giant Bavarian pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) has bought a portfolio of 12 retail parks and supermarkets in established... Read more

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Kaufhof - Frankfurt

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH

Austria’s Signa Group has taken control of German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof from Canada’s Hudson Bay Company’s (HBC) by acquiring its 49.99% stake in the recently merged chain for $1.5b, HBC announced this month. Read more

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-headquartered Slate Asset Management continues to make inroads into the grocery real estate and Fachmarktzentrum market in Germany with another acquisition. Read more

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Food Retail

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Private German retail investment house x+Bricks has already added to its ambitious acquisition programme by buying a portfolio of 13 retail properties from an institutional investor, for a price of €80m. Read more

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Retail Centre

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The Hamburg-based Redos Group’s second institutional fund, which targets German retail assets, has bought the Olymp portfolio with eleven retail parks and hybrid centres from TH Real Estate for a Spezialfonds which it set up with fund manager... Read more

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Stuart Reid - Rockspring

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In a sizeable retail property deal, an open-ended fund of Rockspring Property Investment Managers sold a portfolio of five local German convenience centres to Hamburg-based investment manager Warburg-HIH Invest for more than €100m. Read more

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Berlin Hyp

Berlin Hyp AG

The listed, Frankfurt-based Gateway Real Estate inked a deal earlier this month to buy a portfolio of 21 commercial properties with about 100,000 sqm of lettable space from US alternative investment firm Värde Partners. The deal ... Read more

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Food Retail

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German retailers are upping the ante – and landlords are no longer calling all the shots – in a shift that has firmly put the power back in the hands of retailers. ‘Occupiers - particularly clothing retailers - have become very aggressive... Read more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

Hamburg-based retail property group Redos Real Estate has launched a new retail park fund that it intends to grow to €600m, the group announced this week. The regulatory envelope for the new AIF, Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland II, will be provided... Read more

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based Slate Asset Management continued its drive to build up a portfolio of German grocery-anchored assets with the acquisition of a further four portfolios consisting of 47 assets. The portfolios total 56,474 sqm of gross lettable... Read more

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Luc Geuten - Mitiska Reim

Mitiska REIM

Begium's Mitiska REIM, one of the leading investors in retail parks throughout Europe, made its entrance onto the German market this month with two acquisitions in quick succession. The first deal was buying a 10,900 sqm retail centre with 273 parkin Read more

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Food Retail

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Investors are turning their eye to food retail in Germany, due to constant increases in turnover, according to a new study by BulwienGesa. Read more

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Alexander Eggert - Warburg-HIH

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

Hamburg-based real estate investment manager Warburg-HIH has launched a new German retail fund, which it intends to grow to €450m, Alexander Eggert, managing director product, business and fund management at Warburg-HIH, told REFIRE earlier this... Read more

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Immobilienkauf

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M&G Real Estate has bought a central Berlin office asset for €94.1m from an entity managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. The real estate fund management arm of M&G Investments, which itself is part of Prudential Insurance, has been on a... Read more

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Shopping Center

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An unnamed Berlin investor represented by Frankfurt-based real estate manager Curator r.e.m. has acquired a portfolio of three German shopping centres from UK-based real estate group Edinburgh House for a price described as ‘in the high double... Read more

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Torsten Wesch - Redos

redos real estate GmbH

The institutional fund unit of German retail specialist Redos has added 13 German retail assets worth €200m to its Redos Einzelhandel Deutschland fund across several low-key transactions over the last five months. The fund is targetting a total... Read more

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Luisenforum Wiesbaden

LuisenForum Wiesbaden

British fund manager M&G Real Estate has invested €205m in two office buildings and a shopping centre in Germany on a recent shopping spree. Read more

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Blair Welch - Slate

Slate Asset Management L.P.

The Toronto-based REIT Slate Asset Management has made its first foray into European real estate, buying 67 mainly grocery-anchored real estate assets located throughout Germany. Read more

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